Movement For Seniors?

Steven Barnes
5 min readMar 17, 2023

The subject of movement for seniors popped up on my thread. Whether “mere” health or the desire to learn a physical skill (say, martial arts) is a serious concern, as easing back into aliveness can be a challenge. Here are some rules.

  1. Health before fitness. FITNESS is what people think they want. But fitness is “how high, how far, how fast, how heavy” and so on. PERFORMANCE. But while this is fine, what is more important is HEALTH, which is basically the core functioning of the organism. We can measure this in things like quality of sleep, how you feel when you wake up in the morning…

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Steven Barnes

Steven Barnes is a NY Times bestselling author, ecstatic husband and father, and holder of black belts in three martial arts. www.lifewritingpodcast.com.